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arranged by u.s. embassy left friday morning. there is a bus on its way from sendai to tokyo right now and many will also be taking those charter flights back to the u.s. it's the first wave of american citizens who will be making their way back home out of concern for uncertainty of the nuclear threat on the ground. all of the focus on the nuclear reactor, though, has overshadowed a humanitarian crisis that continues to unfold to the north of us. the death toll now stands at more than 6,000, more than 10,000 still missing. and we're hearing some evacuation centers are still waiting for supplies a week after the earthquake hit. >> and, akiko, one of the factors of this story many people continue to worry about are the workers there around the plant, in the plant. what is the latest on them? >> reporter: well, we are learning more about the operation that's under way. we understand there's about 20 0 to 300 workers involved in this last-ditch effort. they're rotating about 50 workers at a time. we know they're sleeping in a small living room. they are running out of food. we have not le
from south korea. u.s. military ships are delivering food and relief supplies and a british rescue team is scheduled to arrive on sunday with heavy lifting equipment and 150 rescue experts and search dogs from virginia and california are on their way to japan to help right now. >>> a few people have tested positive for radiation exposure according to a report on japanese public television. they were near a nuclear facility when something inside the plant exploded shortly after the earthquake. government officials say the reactor itself was not damaged. >>> and hawaii is moving to get federal funds to help rebuild in the aftermath of the tsunami. it struck the hawaiian islands early yesterday morning, sweeping maui's coast with six-foot waves, causing millions of dollars in damage. and hawaii's governor signed a state of disaster proclamation today. >>> and in california, governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in four counties. in crescent city, waves topped eight feet. in northern california, one man was killed when he was swept out to sea while taking pictures of the ts
in the u.s. customers can expect better coverage. and also fewer pricing plans. >> let's hope. >> let's hope so. >>> here's your monday forecast, everybody. have some heavy rain in southern california. showers in san francisco, portland and seattle. another 2 feet of snow in the sierra range and a foot in the southern rockies. showers from the upper midwest to the ohio valley. a wintry mix in northern new england and rain here in new york and in philly. >>> 70s from dallas and miami. 64 in omaha. 60s from billings to salt lake city. near 70 in phoenix. >>> well, it was a stunning close encounter that was simply out of this world. >> pretty cool. i don't know if anybody saw this around here. take a look at this. it looked to the heavens saturday night. you were probably treated to a full moon like none other. scientists call this a super moon because it came so close to the earth. the closest it's come in nearly two decades. >> after the super moon rose in the east it appeared 14% larger and 30% brighter than a regular full moon. you said your dad is really into astrono astrono astrono
developments on two big stories. is the u.s. preparing to bomb libya? the u.n.'s major decision to protect libyan civilians from the gadhafi regime. >>> and also the race to stop a nuclear disaster in japan. today's desperate emergency action to stop an all outright meltdown. it is friday, march 18th. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> and i'm rob nelson. >>> military action against libya could happen in just a matter of hours. meanwhile, moammar gadhafi's son interviewed exclusively with abc news is now responding and is as defiant as ever. >>> and as nuclear crisis escalates in japan, the west coast of the united states is now on alert already monitoring radiation levels there. >> it's funny, too, because they say they have those monitors up already. in seattle, your hometown, will be the first place to know if a wave does hit us. >> and the epa will be watching that closely. that's for sure. >>> we do begin with the dramatic decision to take military action in libya. the u.n. security council voted just hours ago. >> and now the u.s., france, britain and other countries ar
to take control of the sky over libya. possibly changing the role for u.s. troops in that region, and president obama is preparing his remarks on the situation there. >>> and running for cover in the middle east. protesters in syria met with a hail of gunfire. is that the next domino to fall? from the cnn center in atlanta, georgia, this is your cnn "saturday morning." thank you for spending part of your weekend with us. we do want to start in japan right now where there is growing concerns over radiation levels in the ocean near that damaged nuclear plant, but there is some positive news as well from the fukushima plant. radiation levels in the air seem to be decreasing. cnn's paula hancocks live in tokyo. paula, hello. sounds like good news/bad news. let's start with the bad news. >> reporter: that's right, t.j. well, this is the water in the sea just off the coast of the fukushima nuclear plant. according to japan's nuclear safety agency, the levels of radioactive iodine are more than 1,200 levels than they should be. a cause for alarm. we're hearing from the agency it's only
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milliliters at once. they are facing up to 8,000 times that. that is more radiation than a u.s. work wore face in a career and what experts consider lethal. people sent tributes via tweets. one man wrote whatever the closest equivalent of a noble pride they deserve that and more. these are likely men with wives, children facing their own perils outside the zone. they wait and watch from afar and worry. >> their dedication to their country and work and fellow person is really demonstrated a willingness to work through the trying conditions to protect both the country of japan and their fellow citizens. >> rescue specialists arrived in japan today. they came from the united states, britain and china. local officials welcomed them with heartfelt appreciation. >> thank you very much. i would like to express our thanks. >> the teams break into small groups to begin search for tsunami victims moving on only after marking the spots they have checked for any signs of life. >> the first time we have been able to see anything. to be honest, it will be a very long job and big job for them and we will do
interview with former secretary of state, madeleine albright, hear what she has to say about the u.s. policy in libya. from lexus. r galld welcome to the darker side of green. see your lexus dealer. ♪ today is saturday announcer: 60 minutes of physical activity a day and eating well can help get your child healthy. get ideas. get involved. get going at letsmove.gov. that's letsmove.gov. >>> scenes from misurata, as the violence continues in this conflict. the air campaign against libya has depleted moammar gadhafi's arsenal but he is still defiant and still in power. earlier, i discussed the u.s. role with former secretary of state, madeleine albright. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> good to be with you, don. >> much has been made of this conflict and how the united states got involved. i have to ask you, do you think the president handled this properly and should we have intervened? >> i think he handled it very well. the reason we intervened is that terrible things were happening on the ground in libya. people were being killed. gadhafi himself had said that he was going to s
>> i'm sydnie kohara. the u.s. sending airplanes to japan for americans who want to get out of the country. the fukushima nuclear complex in danger of a meltdown. let's go to charlie d'agata in japan. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: we are trying to make our way towards the quake zone. the japanese military has taken over control of the highways for humanitarian aid. we are going to try to get as close as we can. we're cutting through the mountains, you can see the snow, while trying to avoid at all costs getting near the nuclear power plant. >>> reporter: military helicopters launched an all-out water assault on japan's crippled nuclear power plant in a desperate attempt to buy more time. crews are racing to finish a new power line that could restore crucial water pumps, the best options many experts say to cool dangerously hot reactor and prevent a nuclear meltdown. >> we believe that radiation levels are extremely high which could possibly impact the ability to take corrective measures. >> reporter: the biggest worry is reactor 4. wednesday u.s. officials warned the u
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's not going to change. but it seems that the u.s. is trying to do a last-ditch effort to prevent a slaughter in benghazi. and saif gadhafi said, don't bomb us. it was very strange. listen to what he said. >> we want, even americans, to help us get rid of the remnants of those people and have a peaceful country. we want you to help us 20, you know, middle east democracy. more freedom. being peaceful. but not to threaten us with air strikes. we will not be afraid. >> and he said whatever happens is not going to cause his father to leave office. >> but i couldn't help but when we were listening with george. if you're waking up this morning and you hear that his father is considering shooting down passenger planes. american passenger planes. is he serious about that? >> well, the defense minister made that threat. and they did do lockerbie. they've taken admission for it. they do do that. clearly, one of the things that happens is you have to be prepared for some kind of retaliation. and they're threatening terrorism. >> what's your gut here? >> the gut is they don't have significant air defense
. >> thank you, jade. >>> we're also monitoring a briefing happening right now in washington, d.c. now, u.s. nuclear experts are part of the briefing. we're gone bring you their analysis. there you see a live picture. we'll bring you their latest analysis coming up at 7:30. >>> 7:50. today, japan's prime minister in a national tv address called on the japanese people to reunite in rebuilding the country from scratch. also today, japan increased the alert of its nuclear crisis from level 4 to level 5 on a scale of 7. fire trucks sprayed water on overheated reactors at the nuclear plant again today, trying to prevent a meltdown and there's still -- they are still frantically trying to install a power line to the plant, hoping to get the cooling systems working again. it's now been exactly one week since the disastrous quake and tsunami rocked japan. several hours ago, survivors all across that country marked this tragedy with a moment of silence. >>> and the death toll from the japanese quake and tsunami disaster keeps climbing to staggering levels. the latest casualty numbers show 6500 are c
stops in chile and el salvador. the trip is aimed at reinforcing u.s. ties with latin america. it's a tough time, though, for president obama to leave on a foreign trip. he is already dealing with a nuclear crisis in japan, fighting in libya and turmoil in the mideast. >>> 4:45. house of representatives has voted to cut federal funding to npr. the house voted along party lines to end federal funding, lot senate passage is very unlikely. it's home to programs like car talk and all thing considered. recently an npr employee was overheard saying they don't need federal funding. >>> beginning march 28, the "new york times" will begin charging for unlimited access to its website and mobile services. the fees will range from $15 to $35 a month depending on what level of access you want. print subscribers will not be charged. >>> 4:46. the bay area custodian under arrest after a disturbing crime on campus. that story coming up. >>> people in the south bay sound off on a new proposed area code. their concerns coming up. >>> when it comes to reliability, the best car to buy. a school on th
: it's now the weeks since the u.s. began firing missiles over libya to enforce united nations approved a no-fly zone. the mission has not been without criticism from republicans. >>reporter: an unusual sight in unusual times. a live in man and the just liberated city, kids thanks for coalition air strikes that have helped give rebels seeking to take down khaddafi the chance to regroup. a successful weekend for the opposition. on sunday they also added to keep oil town to their territory. democratic senator carl chairman of the armed services committee had this to say about who ultimately will decide it the nation's future. >> the people of libya can remove the dictator. we're not going to be the ones to remove him. >> president barack obama was begun america's involvement monday evening. as the white house seeks to answer those who say the mission is not clearly defined. senator john mccain had this to say about his expectations for the president's remarks. >> on the one hand they say its humanitarian, on the other hand if to say khaddafi moscow. i hope the president will clarify that.
investors in the u.s. as we just discussed, oil prices keep on spiking up another 2.7% yesterday. this is the increase in oil closing at just under $100 a barrel here in the united states. it was higher than that last week, but it has been in that area for a while. as a result of that, take a look at what happened in stock markets. the dow took a big hit, down 168 points. we also heard from federal reserve chairman ben bernanke who expressed concern about the economic recovery if the price of oil keeps climbing. >>> also, democrats south of the border in wisconsin still staying away in illinois. and the governor of wisconsin unveiling his new state budget, which includes cuts to schools and local municipalities. and the protests will continue at the capitol. the governor planned to cut compensation and collective bargaining rights for union work sti ers. cnn's david mattingly is live in madison, wisconsin. any movement on either side? is there any hope of resolving this? or are we seeing more of the same today, david? >> well, kiran, we're approaching the two-week mark of that da
. here's what the u.s. surgeon general vice admiral benjamin has to say about it. >> we're exposed to radiation every day in our world and our society. but they are levels that are not harmful. and the harmful levels are not coming. so i think, listen up for your local and state health departments. the government is constantly monitoring. if there is any concern, we will certainly get that message out to you here quickly but right now you're not at risk. >> meanwhile, here in the bay area, the university of california berkeley, scientists have already discovered what they say are radioactive particles from that plume coming from japan. they have made some measurements. they say there's a whole soup of different kinds of particles that are reaching here but they say so far the levels are all very low. by comparison, one uc-berkeley professor said, the amount of radiation you get this plume would be less than you would get on an airplane flight across the country. frank? >> even so, though, don, i know a lot of people, we had stories earlier this week that they were buying those, wha
force that's include the u.s., france, and britain. all three are part of nato. arwa dame on is falling the rebels as they move from conquest to conquest. he joins us live. tell us what happened in brega and where you're headed now. >> reporter: we left brega and we stopped here because the opposition fighters told us that there were clashes happening up the road. we heard reports that is not the case. they have simply pulled back quite a ways from that critical town. but the opposition fighters here are telling us that yesterday there were clashes that lasted for around half an hour around ten miles down the road from here. they say that gadhafi's military sent in another battalion to reinforce those that were already fighting against the opposition fighters here. but they say that they then retreated fairly easily, fairly quickly. we're now hearing that the opposition is in full control there. we have not seen it for ourselves. they're telling us that they're in full control. these are most definitely significant developments for the fighters. bearing in mind that it was the last poin
the democrats and republicans. >> reporter: so far the u.s. is taking the lead role on launching those attacks. this is video from moammar gadhafi's compound, from what appears to be crews missile strikes. top obama administration officials are going to great emphasis to -- great efforts to say the coalition is minimal. >> we'll have a minimal role. >> reporter: but some democrats and republicans are expressing concern that the mission in libya is not defined and there's no end plan. senator john kerry says the goal is not to remove moammar gadhafi from power. >> i would not call it going to war. this is a very limited operation that is geared to save lives. >> reporter: now, oakland congresswoman barbara lee joined a call with other liberal house democrats over the weekend, questioning the constitutionality of the operation. they say congress should have been involved. reporting live from washington, d.c., alison burns, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alison. 7:17. president obama, meanwhile, continues his five-day tour of latin america with a stop in chile. the president is expected to ar
repeated inspections before was crippled. the u.s. naval commander says i down pills are being available for military families in japan. another strong aftershock this we can more than a week after the devastating earthquake in tsunami. saturday, 6.1. this is the video of a briefing as the pictures started to rattle. this was 45 mi. south of the nuclear power plant. >> darya: i just told you about barry bonds trial, let's go to the federal building with will tran in checking with him. >> will: lots of anticipation, it is already a circus. a lot of reporters are outside shooting anybody who walks through the doors. apparently some of the attorneys have already entered, they have barricades' shut ousee will walk through the barricades, he will start his trial after years of the blade. the should last a couple of weeks, they will choose a jury, even possibly doing opening statements. a simple question did he lie or not. but in 2003 he went before a grand jury and said he never knowingly took steroids. he thought he was rubbing flaxseed oil on his body. but they say was not it was the cream
with the very latest. >> reporter: this is what the u.s. and it allies are trying to stop. gadhafi forces pounding rebels in the western city of misrata. the rebels claim this video i don't was taken friday even after gadhafi announced a cease fire. in fact gadhafi seemed determined to carry out a bloody threat to retake the rebel strong hold benghazi. he said he would show no mercy and no compassion. all this prompted a grave commander in chief to issue a blunt warning. >> these terms are not subject to negotiation. if gadhafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. and the resolution will be enforced through military action. >> reporter: president obama spoke shortly after briefing 18 congressional leaders, including many wary of yet another military engagement in a ththir muslim country. but in benghazi, rebels cheered the u.n. decision to come to their rescue. >> very happy. >> reporter: as the fighting continues, the president is sending his secretary of state to paris to consult again with the allies. >> colonel gadhafi's refusal to
hold 227 million barrels of oil. now, with u.s. consumption at about 20 million barrels a day, that reserve would run dry in about 36 days. senator roy blount, republican from missouri, joins us right now. good morning, senator. >> good morning, richard. and actually, this oil thing, this gas thing, may be even more important than charlie sheen, but who would know that? >> it is a very important thing. thanks for having a sense of humor about it. why not use the reserve to tamp down some of the price fears as we're really looking at a fragile economy right now? >> well, we are. and i'm not opposed to using some of the reserve. however, i thought the administration's energy policy was to make energy more expensive. and i don't know how long it's going to take us to learn this lesson that we're way too dependent on areas of the world that we have very little control over. and frankly who don't like us all that much. we need to be focused on more american energy and the way to do that is not to make energy more expensive but to be sure we're using the resources we have available
the rebels that are battling gaddafi's troops. you are seeing some video. u.s. officials acknowledge there are operatives on the ground, those operatives helped rescue the fire pilopilon announced yesterday moussa clues of our ride at their >> mark: pleasanton soldier has been killed. a pleasanton soldier has been killed while serving in afghanistan. army spc. jameson lynn lindskog, 23, was on his way to a military airport tuesday when an apparent roadside bomb exploded. he is the third soldier to die in combat in the past month. 7:23 a.m. we will be back with more of a couple of minutes. you can see a breeze, but all that sunshine, a gorgeous day today. >> darya: light traffic and beautiful weather. in san francisco is 61 degrees, 83 for high, we could see another record today mid-60's at 8:00 p.m. if your people have claimed unemployment last week a sign of layoffs cropping and companies stepping up their hiring. the number of people seeking benefits that to 388,000. applications were below were consistent with the sustained increase in hiring. >> mark: colleges have to enroll tho
: in the meantime as we follow japan at the eyes are turning to a power plant and the u.s.. one of their reactors was not working. for 18 months, operators at the diablo canyon nuclear plant near san luis obispo didn't realize that a system to pump water into one of emergency wasn't working. it disabled by the plant's own engineers, according to a report issued thursday on reactors in the united lists 14 recent "near misses" instances in which serious problems at a plant required federal regulators to respond. the report criticizes both plant operators and the nuclear regulatory commission for allowing some known safety issues to fester. >>mark: at a quick break as we continue. the latest of libya as the un declares a " no-fly " zone. more on the storm coming up. >>darya: 710 m and looking at san francisco called. a bit of a break but not for long. >>mark: major developments in libya. it now declaring a cease-fire and stopping all military options. the decision is coming after the u.s. and authorized a " no- fly " zone. they're sending in fighter jets and that comment ours. britain, france and t
will be in charge of enforcing the no-fly zone but details are being worked out. u.s. and coalition forces are continuing to pound libyan cities. the president said the plan will be worked out over the weekend. while critics are questioning the success of the operation, secretary of state hillary clinton says there has been significant progress. >> a massacre in benghazi was prevented. gadhafi's air defenses were rendered ineffective and the coalition is in control of the skies. >> reporter: after nato takes croalt u.s. is expected to have a prominent role providing aerial refueling tankers and surveillance planes. the obama administration is dispatching defense secretary robert gates and hillary clinton to capitol hill to brief members of congress. a lot of them have been expressing confusion and frustration with the entire operation. reporting live from washington, d.c. >> thank you. >>> libya's government invited for journalists, but the reporters say they couldn't find anyone at the funeral who knew any of the victims. the u.s. intelligence report indicates forces loyal to gadhafi simp
is now in place for the entire u.s. west coast. that means coastal communities in washington, oregon, california and southern alaska should be on alert and prepared for possible evacuation. a warning is also in place for hawaii, which was struck by a smaller 4.5 earthquake earlier today. now, there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage in hawaii but the state is bracing for the first waves from the tsunami which are expected to hit at 8:00 a.m. eastern time this morning. now, ahead of that, tsunami sirens were sounded and coastal areas are being evacuated. fires triggered by the earthquake were burning out of control up and down japan's coast, including one at an i'll refinery. according to the country's prime minister there was, quote, major damage in northeastern japan. but nuclear power facilities in the area were not damaged and there was no radiation leakage, they say. this is video from when the earthquake hit now. it struck at 2:46 p.m. local time and was followed by at least 19 powerful aftershocks. most of them measuring over 6.0. the size of the earthquake that str
even though libya is not vital to u.s. interests? that's the question. joining us now, dick morris, former advisor to president clinton and the author of the new book "revolt." all right. that's the question for you. >> well, i think that -- i wrote this in a column on my web site dickmorris.com. this guy is playing checkers when he should be playing chess. he's moving the pieces one at a time without thinking five moves down the road. so ok, we're intervening from the air to protect civilians from mass slaughter. all right, that's good right now. now, what happens if we can't get rid of qaddafi and he continues to slaughter the people? you're going to send in ground troops or just say, ok, now we'll turn a blind eye. let's say we get rid of qaddafi and then an iraq style civil war breaks out where his cronies and political party goes underground challenging the rebels with ongoing terrorist tactics like happened in iraq. are we going to turn a blind eye to that? at what point do you disengage. at what point do the libyan rebels take over and turn out to be heavily infiltrated by a
's response. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more 270 people, including 19 americans, died in the bombing of pan am flight 103, shocking accusation from defectors, that moammar gadhafi may have himself ordered the terror attack. sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made in the last days by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the lockerbie victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. stephanie's husband, michael, justice department lawyer, was on the flight. >> we had chosen to look the other way because of business
calls the coalition including the u.s., canada, britain and france a group of fascists. president barack obama it is calling his trip short. it is involved in the attacks against libya and he will now not to visit maya ruins that he was supposed to see today. >>mark: the price tag for the no-fly zone is topping hundreds of millions of dollars. they have fired at least 160 missiles at a cost of one-half million dollars apiece. they have also sent and stealth bombers to bomb libya and sites. the total trip is 25 hours at an operating cost of 10,000 an hour. >> coming up we have breaking news that elizabeth taylor died. here is a live look at the james lick. traffic is moving nicely. >> of breaking news, as the killer has died.elizabeth tayloe legendary actress famed for her beauty, her jet-set lifestyle, her charitable endeavors and her many marriages, has died, her publicist told cnn wednesday. she was 79.taylor died "peacefully today in cedars-sinai hospital in los angeles." she was hospitalized six weeks ago with congestive heart failure, "a condition with which she had struggled for m
questions. in that same interview i asked defense secretary gates will the u.s. have been fully pulled out of this mission by the end of 2011. secretary gates says there's no one who has an answer to that question. and the american people are skeptical and have a lot of questions. this military action has a 47% approval rating. that's allow. usually when the u.s. launches a military action there's a rally around the flag. you see numbers in the 60s and 70s. the president has his work cut out for him, that's why he's speaking to the american people tonight to boost his support and explain why they're there. >> and he will emphasize that no u.s. ground troops will be used. jake, thanks very much. we'll cover the president's address, diane sawyer will anchor at 7:30 eastern. and you can see it on abc. >> anxious to hear what the president is going to say. >>> there was an unusual apology from the vice president's office after a biden staffer ushered a reporter to a storage closet to wait there. it appears that they did not want the orlando sentinel talking before the vice president shows up.
fitted with equipment and being slowed the asian there looking for a report from the u.s. atomic agency about high levels of radiation in the village. experts say it doesn't pose an immediate danger to human health. the san francisco public utilities commission launched a three under and $20 million upgrade to safeguard the water supply in the event of a major earthquake in this part of the s f p use these $4.6 billion water system improvement program to up to grade the entire water system. the improvements are designed to allow the s f p c you to return minimum water service to 1 million people within 36 hours of a major earthquake. coming out, which erupted on what else is happening around the bay area. a live look upset, cemetery bridge, traffic seems to be ok. we will check >> justine: welcome back to the kron 4 news. i live look at tahoe, at 267, north star. water officials say the snowpack is that 167% above average. the snow pack determines the water supply each year this level has not been as high since 1995. and it puts the winter near the top of the records list. speaking of r
in the u.s. go to work or look for work. but despite being more educated than ever before, and sometimes holding a higher degree than men in the same job, full-time women employees earn about 80% of what men make. >> one reason is that they're not going into the kind of fields high income producing. so, the president since early on in his administration has had an effort to encourage women and girls to go into science and technology and engineering math. >> another reason women may be paid less -- >> something i've seen is women don't know -- or they're unsure of how to actively advocate and negotiate a salary grt "good morning america" tested that theory offering volunteers anywhere from $5 to $12 an hour for taking part in a game. >> i would like the max, of course. >> reporter: half the men negotiated but only a third of the women. >> $5 okay? >> yeah. >> reporter: another reason for disparity is women are less available because they generally care for women and more frequently, elderly parents. a small percentage of companies go beyond government family leave requirements. google off
because i was in opposition to this plan. >> reporter: the u.s. justice department is investigating to determine if bell city leaders were violating the citizens' rights. the deeper they dig, the more outrageous this appears. in a state the police union says, the memo was merelily a parody of robert rizzo's profoundly nonsensical towing policy. >> it hurts. people were harmed. and they shouldn't have done that. >> reporter: people here want the bullying stopped and money back from city leaders they say crossed the line. mike von fremd, abc news, los angeles. >> unbelievable. >>> right now taking a look at your weather. the pacific northwest is battered again with heavy rain and strong winds. the rain stretches south to san francisco. and an arctic blast from canada moves across the upper midwest to the northeast bringing snow from adirondacks to maine. >> a bit warmer for the east. 67 in atlanta. 57 in baltimore. but a big drop across the upper midwest and great lakes. just 5 degrees in fargo. 29 in chicago. still cool in the west. just 62 in l.a. >>> around the corner, wedding weat
a partnership called the u.s. integrated ocean observing system or i use led by noaa. collaboration will lift a veil of secret off the ocean. >> working in a vacuum is personally unsatisfying and professionally unsatisfying and all of a sudden to have 100 times more information overnight is really revolutionize the way we are doing our science. >> researchers say working together they can get a better picture of the ocean health and create policies to protect it. in pacific grove, abc 7 news. >>> scientist have discovered a new sea bird. first knew species of sea bird found in 55 years. the sparrow size black and white storm petrol discovered last month in a coastal area off chile. the bird was lakely missed by darwin when he sailed the same area a haven't century ago. how big a deal is this? if we had won the lottery we could not feel better. >> when we continue tonight. high school star makes the winning play then collapses and die. we learn what happened to had heart. >> fat deposit a check in his daughter account and the money goes missing. i'm michael. coming up on 7 on your side.
in the cold case of a retired fbi agent who vanished in iran in 2007. the u.s. government now says robert levinson is alive and being held somewhere in southeast asia. it's asking iran for help reuniting levinson with his family. but iran insists it knows nothing. it's unclear why evidence in the case has just now emerged. >>> the nfl and the players union have gone into overtime. they put another 24 hours on the clock to settle their labor dispute. midnight tonight is the new deadline for both sides to agree on the $9 billion revenue sharing package, or face the first work stoppage since 1987. >>> and airfares are taking off again. the major airlines are charging up to $20 more for round-trip domestic flights. it's not your imagination. it's the sixth time this year they've raised fares, thanks to high oil prices. >>> there's a major, new survey out on sex this morning. it shows abstinence is in. 28% of people 15-24 say they've never had sexual contact with another person. that's up from 22% early last decade. many say, they're just too busy with other activities. that's the news at 7:16
up 6 percent. 2 japanese auto makers with factory in the u.s. halt some production because they are not sure how many parts will be available to build more cars p.subaru suspended production at the plant in indiana which employs 3500 workers and built 150,000 vehicles last year. toyota also suspending over time and production on saturday at all of the north american plants. so it can assess the availability of parts. >> senate energy committee will look at nuclear safety in the country tomorrow. bay area is well aware of the need to keep critical facilities open and operating after a major earthquake. before david louie shows us 2 example of how technology will hopefully make a difference. >>reporter: with the soaring ceiling and wall of glass the international terminal at sfo looks vulnerable but designed to withstand 8 point earthquake. >> i believe it if they say it but you never know. you know. until it happens. >>reporter: this is damage to the old central terminal after the 1989 about earthquake. that is not expected to happen today. the main area is designed t
surveillance flights over libya. so is u.s. military intervention the next step? we will ask republican senator john mccain. >>> also rising tides. heavy raens and melting snow leads to dangerous flooding across part of the east coast and submerging homes and closing roads and leaving a path of destruction. we are going to bring you the very latest on when the waters may recede. >>> sorry, charlie. warner brothers fires actor charlie sheen from "two and a half men" after weeks of bizarre behavior. >> you had the poetry in your fingertips the entire time to read my perfect panels and perfect words but you didn't go there because you judged me and condemned me and discarded me. well, not mi more! winning! >> we're going to tell you what is next for the troubled star "early" this tuesday morning, march 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> hi, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. i'm chris wragge in new york. erica hill is in our nation's capital this morning. >> good morning to everyone at home. i'm on the set of "face the nation." bob schieffer kind unfortunate in t
. >>> and for more on this, let's turn to the u.s. ambassador for the united nations, susan rice. good morning, ambassador rice. well, you saw that interview with christiane amanpour. yesterday, you called gadhafi delusional, accused of slaughtering his own people. he's continuing to attack rebel forces today. you listen to him and he sounds like a man who's not willing to go. are you hearing anything through diplomatic channel which is would suggest he could be persuaded to go? or is this a fight to the death? >> good morning, george. good to be with you. i think the international community has joined with the people of libya, expressing their outrage at the killing and slaughtering and the frankly crazy behavior we've seen out of colonel gadhafi. the international community is going to keep the pressure on. the european union adopted strong sanctions yesterday, joining the united states, which has seized $30 billion in gadhafi-related assets. there's military contingency planning under way for humanitarian and other contingencies. we're going to keep the pressure on gadhafi until he steps do
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